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Kurt Aplan
Boathouse Capital

Matthew Arden
Graham Partners Operating Company

Patrick Begley
High Street Partners

Randy Bianchi

Summer Street Capital

Greg Biles

Alex Bondroff
Boenning & Scattergood, Inc

Tim Buckman
LMZ Partners

Stephen Burdumy
Drinker Biddle & Reath

Dave Cash

Rocco Christino
RBS Citizens

Adam Cohen
Reed Smith LLP

Branden Coluccio
Cordam Group

Christopher Covey
SAP America, Inc.

Robert Cucuel
Kohlberg & Co., LLC

TJ Czyzewski
ARAMARK Corporation

Michael DeThomas
Trigon Technology Group

Sean Dougherty
Inverness Graham Investments

Matthew Erbe
Argosy Capital

Steven Fahringer
Bank of America, N.A.

Bill Frame
Fairmount Partners

David Granese
ExecuPharm, Inc.

Sanjay Guglani
Carpenter Technology

Tom Hanzsche
JM Search

Andrew Hennessy
Blank Rome LLP

Gordon Henry
Walsh Partners

Kara Herrick
NewSpring Capital

Ryan Hurst
Curtis Financial Group, LLC

Kristina Juliano
Susquehanna Bank

Joseph Kadlec
Pepper Hamilton LLP

Raymond Kelly

Lee King
Wells Fargo Bank

Daniel Levy
Comcast Corporation

Peter Losty
Mufson Howe Hunter

Chris Mahatma
LLR Partners

Brian McChesney
Leatex Chemical Company

Jennie McElhone

Sean McGonigle

Benjamin McKean
Janney Montgomery Scott

Patrick Murphy
Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP

Rachel Nute
Brown Brothers Harriman

Casey O'Rourke
CMF Associates

Lauren Platko
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Raegen Richard
National Penn Bank

James Rosener
Pepper Hamilton LLP

James Rostocki
Valuation Consulting Partners

Zachary Sigal
LLR Partners

Mark Supple
Santander Bank, N.A.

Alex Tablin-Wolf
Blank Rome LLP

John Talbot
Drinker Biddle

Kevin Wilson
Cloud Equity Group

Alan Wong
Kleinbard Bell & Brecker LLP


5/15, Monthly Breakfast Briefing

May Breakfast Briefing
Annual Lenders Panel

Thursday, May 15th, 2014
Philadelphia Country Club | Gladwyne, PA

Sponsored by


Join us for one of our most popular monthly breakfast briefings as we bring you our Annual Lenders' Panel to report on the traditional and non-traditional debt markets for M&A transactions.


Q4 DealWire & Annual Review


The latest deal news from around the region
DealWire Philadelphia, Q4 2013 Volume IX, Issue IV

Strong 4th Quarter Establishes a New Peak for
Volume and Value in the Region

- commentary by Jonathan Chou, Eureka Growth Capital & ACG Marketing Committee Chair


At the end of 2012, the deal community celebrated its best year in terms of M&A volume and value since the end of the Great Recession. Due to modest economic recovery, tax code uncertainty, and a significant amount of capital available for transactions, 2012 M&A activity reached new highs in the Philadelphia region with 864 completed transactions yielding $46.9 billion of value (compared to 729 deals worth $37.0 billion in 2011).
However, momentum for increased M&A deals did not carry-over into the first half of 2013 as volume remained flat when compared to the same period in 2012. Perhaps it was the lack of a strong catalyst (e.g., looming changes to taxes) to bring sellers to the table, the continued sluggish economic environment amidst political uncertainty and dysfunction, and/or simply a breather due to the heavy utilization of resources to close deals at the end of 2012, but actual M&A activity did not seem to live up to the lofty expectations of deal professionals through most of 2013.

Despite the tepid start in 2013...

Click Here to Read the Complete Report, Member Deals, New Hires and Promotions

Q4 2013 Featured Deal

 Showcasing ACG Member Deals


Alliance Holdings, Inc. buys Markel Corporation

A record of nine ACG Members involved in deal!

Based on a discussion with: Steven Higgins, Managing Director of Janney Montgomery Scott, concerning the sale of Markel Corporation to Alliance Holdings, Inc.President of Curtis Financial, about the sale of Innovative Office Products to Corridor Capital.


On December 4, 2013 Markel announced that it had been acquired by Alliance, effective November 1, 2013.  The process from start to finish featured a Who’s Who of ACG Philadelphia deal professionals whose names appear in green italics throughout this announcement.  Janney served as the exclusive financial advisor to Markel’s shareholders.  The Janney deal team consisted of Steven Higgins (ACG MBR), Brendan Tierney (ACG MBR), Brian Van der Waag (ACG MBR), and Ruilin Xu.  Janney was awarded the sale mandate after winning a competitive bake-off coordinated by the Company’s longtime legal counsel, Larry Laubach of Cozen O’Connor.  The Alliance team consisting of Ken Wanko (ACG MBR), John Kolla (ACG MBR) and Danielle Qi (ACG MBR) prevailed in the sales process.  

Click Here to Continue Reading This Quarter's Featured Deal

For a listing of all historical featured deals please go to the LIBRARY tab.


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New Member & Registration System Launch

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ACG Members:  Use the email address associated with your account as the username (for most members this is already the case). Your password remains the same.

Non-Members: You MUST set up an account to register for events. This takes only a few minutes and will provide for faster registration for future events across all chapters.

Questions? Contact Stephanie McAlaine, Executive Director, or 610.971.4806.
PBJ's annual Biggest Deals issue, sponsored by ACG Philadelphia was released on Feb 28th.

View the largest M&A transactions and the top PE firms 
in the region, and read about the dealmaking environment and market trends - click here.
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